Coil handling, positioning, and management

Once steel coils are wound, they are ready to be relocated to storage areas or loaded on trains for transport to their final destination. This process requires proper, damage-free handling via an overhead crane. A 2D laser scanner is mounted on the crane above the coils where it uses laser pulses to continuously measure the height profiles of the stacked coils below. Using time-of-flight technology, the laser scanner reliably detects the coils’ even when interfering factors such as smoke or dust are present.